BrainHQ is an online brain-training system that helps sharpe brain. BrainHQ has 29 online exercises that work out attention, brain speed, memory, people skills, navigation, and intelligence.
It was designed by an international team of neuroscientists, led by Michael Merzenich—a professor emeritus in neurophysiology, member of the National Academy of Sciences, co-inventor of the cochlear implant, and Kavli Prize laureate.
Changing your brain takes some work—so while the BrainHQ exercises are sometimes fun, they can also be difficult. But they always give a useful, meaningful workout to your unique brain. Using a special algorithm, each exercise adapts in difficulty as you work so that you always train at the optimum level for you—where you are most likely to make cognitive improvements.
When Nestle was building a new wellness site for Japanese seniors—a big population, since people over 60 make up about a third of the Japanese population—it chose BrainHQ to provide the brain-training component, based on dozens of research studies on BrainHQ training and age-related cognitive decline. After translating the program into Japanese and pairing it with other wellness tools, Nestle is now launching the program nationwide.
It takes less than five minutes to do each BrainHQ level, so you can use it in tiny bites or long blocks, depending on your schedule. Plus you can use BrainHQ on almost any computer or mobile device, so you can take it on the go. If you want, you can set up personal training goals and have BrainHQ send you training reminders when you want them.
You train in one exercise for less than five minutes at a time.
Then you train at that exercise again—either right away or at a later time—until you are at your best. Sometimes that takes a few tries, and sometimes it takes many.
Along the way, the program provides lots of feedback on how you’re doing—for each level, you can review your starting score, your improvement, your training effort, and much more.
You’re not competing against others. You’re competing against yourself, working to perform better than you did when you started.
If you want, you can have BrainHQ tell you exactly which exercises to do, and in which order: the personalized trainer feature, designed by scientists, continually measures your performance and serves up the exercises that will benefit you the most.
Or if you prefer, you can design your own program, choosing exercises and workouts that meet your personal interests, mood, and schedule.